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Books – Available from the NZNO library collection
These books are available for loan for a period of 4 weeks
We courier them out to you so please provide a physical address
1. The first-time manager’s guide to team building
Gary S. Topchik
This book covers the basics of team building, giving novice managers all the activities and information they need to achieve team-building success. From making the transition from team member to team leader, to holding team members accountable, to managing challenging situations and resolving conflict, "The First-Time Manager's Guide to Team Building" shows readers how their own management style can influence how successful their teams become.
2. Meetings: Practice and procedure in New Zealand [Edition 4]
This popular and practical guide to every aspect of the law and practice of meetings in New Zealand is now in its fourth edition. It provides a concise guide to all types of meetings and is an essential resource for all those involved in planning, chairing and running meetings.
3. Members’ meetings: All you need to know about New Zealand meetings [2nd edition]
Mark von dadelszen
the key to successful, productive meetings are:
- Knowledge of meeting success factors
- Holding the right type of meeting and/or knowing when to use the formal rules of meeting procedure
- Understanding and application of some basic rules
4. Stop the meeting, I want to get off: How to manage your team without meetings
This book reveals the secrets to avoiding meetings called by others without appearing indifferent. For those occasions when calling a meeting is absolutely unavoidable, Scott Snair offers effective methods of gathering groups of people together and getting results.
Articles – Frailty
5. HQSC - Our Frailty care guides | Ngā aratohu maimoa hauwarea offer practical advice on frailty for health care providers
The guides comprise 26 practical tools covering the full spectrum of frailty, from deterioration and specific health concerns to communication and advance treatment planning..The guides are intended to be used in any setting where people at risk of frailty receive care, including aged residential care (ARC), primary health care, community care, hospice and acute hospitals.
6. Assessing fraility and its implications on anesthesia care and postoperative outcomes in surgical patients
Donoghue, Timothy J.
AANA Journal. Apr 2019, 87(2), 152-159.
This article aims to explore the Phenotype Theory of Frailty and the Accumulated Deficits Theory of Frailty and possible anesthetic implications of incorporating frailty screening into patient care. Use of a modified frailty index as a tool in a high-quality preoperative evaluation may help practitioners risk-stratify patients. This can allow for earlier mobilization of care resources before surgery to improve outcomes.
7. Fraility in critical care: Examining implications for clinical practices
Gibson, Jennifer A. & Crowe, Sarah.
Critical Care Nurse. Jun 2018, 38(3), 29-35. DOI: 10.4037/ccn2018336
Frailty is an aging-related, multisystem clinical state characterized by loss of physiological reserves and diminished capacity to withstand exposure to stressors. Adverse outcomes can be severe and may include procedural complications, delirium, significant functional decline and disability, prolonged hospital length of stay, extended recovery periods, and death.
8. New evidence: Mediterranean diet supports healthy ageing: Popular eating pattern may help reduce fraility in older adults
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter. Apr 2018, 36(2), 4-5.
The article reports on several studies that have linked Mediterranean diet pattern to lower risk of frailty. Topics mentioned include vulnerability of people to falls and fractures due to frailty, the challenge of frailty for doctors, and potential of healthy diets to support healthy aging according to researchers from University College London in England.
9. Identifying farility risk profiles of home-dwelling older people: focus on sociodemographic and socioeconomic characteristics
Dury, Sarah; De Roeck, Ellen; Duppen, Daan; Fret, Bram; Hoeyberghs, Lieve; Lambotte, Deborah; Van der Elst, Michaël; van der Vorst, Anne; Schols, Jos; Kempen, Gertrudis; Rixt Zijlstra, G.A.; De Lepeleire, Jan; Schoenmakers, Birgitte; Kardol, Tinie; De Witte, Nico; Verté, Dominique; De Donder, Liesbeth; De Deyn, Peter Paul; Engelborghs, Sebastiaan & Smetcoren, An-Sofie.
Aging & Mental Health. Oct 2017, 21(10), 1031-1039. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1193120
This paper investigates risk profiles of frailty among older people, as these are essential for detecting those individuals at risk for adverse outcomes and to undertake specific preventive actions. Frailty is not only a physical problem, but also refers to emotional, social, and environmental hazards.
Articles – Primary Healthcare (RCN journal], 24 May 2019 | Vol 29, Issue 3
10. Continuing professional development: lymphoma in primary care
Primary Health Care, 24 May 2019, 29(3). doi: 10.7748/phc.2019.e1537
Lymphoma encompasses a heterogeneous group of haematological malignancies that require complex management. Patients with lymphoma experience a wide range of physical, social and emotional issues. This article summarises the diagnosis, treatment and long-term consequences of lymphoma, and outlines the role of the primary care practitioner in the lymphoma care pathway.
11. Continuity of care for adults living in the community who have been diagnosed with congenital heart disease
Suzanne Fredericks, Jennifer Lapum, Jennifer Graham, Jinal Patel, Terrence Yau, Barbara Bailey & Ariane Marelli
Primary Health Care, 24 May 2019, 29(3). doi: 10.7748/phc.2019.e1486
There is a need for continuity of care for adults diagnosed with congenital heart disease (CHD) who have transitioned out of paediatric services and live in the community. The aim of this scoping review was to determine the types of psychosocial resources available to them.
12. Why nursing in remote communities is such a rewarding challenge
Primary Health Care. 29 (3), 15-17. doi: 10.7748/phc.29.3.15.s16
Four Queen’s Nurses working in Scotland provide an insight into their different roles and why they are undaunted by distance and weather. A handful of nurses who live and work in some of the most remote and inaccessible places in Scotland have earned the prestigious Queen’s Nurse title.
13. Dipstick urine test advice misses the point
Primary Health Care. 29, 3, 14-14. doi: 10.7748/phc.29.3.14.s15
Advice against using this measuring device to identify urinary tract infections in people over 65 appears flawed. Guidance advising against using dipsticks to identify urinary tract infections (UTI) in people over 65 has been published by Public Health England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Articles – Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, September 2019
14. Advancing Lateral Leadership in Health Care
Michael R. Bleich
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 2019, 50(9), 389-391
Lateral leadership is a growing and recognized form of nonhierarchical leadership used in complexity science and systems thinking organizations. The definition and operational necessity for lateral leadership are discussed, and benefits and potential drawbacks in health care settings are presented. Lateral leadership is a strategy of growing necessity in an environment of innovation and change management
15. Using Systems Thinking to Implement the QSEN Informatics Competency
Janet M. Phillips., Ann M. Stalter., Karen A. Goldschmidt., Jeanne S. Ruggiero., Josette Brodhead., Pamela L. Bonnett., Robyn A. Provencio., Mary Mckay., Vicki Jowell., Deborah H. Merriam., Carol M. Wiggs & Debra L. Scardaville.
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 2019, 50(9), 392-397
There is an urgent need to improve the use and usability of the electronic health record (EHR) in health care to prevent undue patient harm. This article presents teaching tips in using systems thinking to champion communication technologies that support error prevention (betterment).
16. Impact of Repetitive Text Messages on Retention of Knowledge
Judith E. Bowling
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 2019, 50(9), 399-403
This quantitative study explored using repetitive text messaging to improve retention of information to help nurses keep up with the perpetual changes in nursing. whereas the control group showed no significant difference. The results demonstrated that repetitive text messaging can be used to enhance retention of information.
17. Reducing Digital Storytelling Implementation Barriers in Nursing Education Workshops
David Clisbee., Patricia Beierwaltes. & Sandra K. Eggenberger
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 2019, 50(9), 411-416
This article describes how a collaborative partnership of an Academic Team and Translational Partners (n = 15) implemented a four-phase study that included a continuing education workshop with digital stories as the central strategy. The study's guiding questions focused on adapting approaches to creating digital stories to reduce logistic concerns and overcome implementation challenges yet empower nurses in their practice with families.
Journal – American Journal of Nursing, September 2019, Vol. 119, Number 9
18A. Editorial: Women rising [Nursing needs to be in the forefront of women’s rights]
18B. Viewpoint: Preventing hospital-Induced delirium in the ICU [A patient familiar with strategies for staying orientated after surgery puts them to the test]
18C. News: HHS proposes revisions to ACA antidiscrimination protections [Transgender individuals and women who’ve terminated pregnancy would lose explicit protections under ‘sex discrimination’ umbrella]
18D. News: Starting nursing careers in high school [An alternative Rhode Island charter school paves the way]
18E. News: panel convened to discuss end-of-life-care concerns in the LGBT community; Benefits of Medicaid expansion on CV mortality and cancer screening rates
18F. AJN Reports: Nursing’s voice at the 72nd World Health Assembly
18G. Workplace violence prevention for nurses [An online NIOSH course raises awareness of workplace violence and offers preventive strategies]
18H. Drugwatch: New drug for breast cancer with specific genetic mutations; New drugs treat rare heart disease caused by transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis; First drug approved for children with rare autoimmune disorder
18I. Are milk and molasses enemas safe for hospitalized adults?: A retrospective electronic health record review
18J. HIV Update: An epidemic transformed [An evidence-based review of new developments in HIV treatment and prevention]
18K. Nursing poem: Transcendence
18L. The elements of a nursing malpractice case, part 2: Breach [Nurses must show that their actions conformed with acceptable standards of practice]
18M. Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy performed by RNs: A review of clinical practice [ When nurses work to their full scope of practice, the results are cost savings and improved access to care]
18N. JournalWatch: Risks may outweigh benefits of aspirin use in diabetes; Weight loss after gastric bypass surgery in adolescents and adults; More steps, lower mortality among older women; White coat hypertension increases risk of cardiovascular events
18O. Using debriefing methods in the postclinical conference [An educational approach that can help cultivate critical thinking skills]
18P. Babies at the border: reflections on nursing on Ellis Island
18Q. Cochrane Corner: Heparin vs. normal saline locking for prevention of catheter occlusion
18R. The art of giving feedback [Regular feedback is a powerful tool for developing your team and supporting their growth]
18S. Pioneering military burn research [Former army nurse Elizabeth-Mann Salinas has improved burn care worldwide]
18T. A clear small voice [One women’s truly life-changing experience of caring for a mother with cancer]
19. Improving Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety in New Zealand
Sharing evidence-based best practice and innovation
Date: 13 - 14 Nov 2019
Venue: Heritage Hotel, Auckland
20. Delivering Mental Health Transformation in New Zealand
Improving mental health access, equity and outcomes
Date: 4 - 5 Dec 2019
Venue: Te Wharewaka Tapere, Wellington
News – National
21. Ovarian cancer survivors warn other women to look out for signs of the disease
Stuff - Sep 23 2019
Aged 13, Gautami Motupally put symptoms of bloating, weight fluctuation and irregular periods down to puberty. Instead her body was trying to tell her she had a 3 kilogram ovarian cancer cyst. She is one of more than 1000 women a year - three each day - diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer. More than 400 of them will die.
22. Most fish oil supplements sold in NZ not true to label, study finds - 'We all need to be concerned
TVNZ – 20 September 2019
Around one third of Kiwis buy dietary health supplements, with omega-3 products being one of - if not the most - popular choices. But a new study sampling 10 of the most popular fish oil supplements has found that most of the products were not true to their labels.
23. Neonatal units under pressure for years, but crucial report still not released
Stuff - Sep 23 2019
Babies' lives could be at risk due to delays acting on a yet-to-be released review of neonatal intensive care units (NICU), National's health spokesman says.
News – International
24. Mental health still the number one reason people visit their GP, report finds
ABC Health & Wellbeing – 25 September 2019
Mental health issues are driving Australians to visit their GP more than any other health concern.
- Report finds psychological issues most common problem GPs treat, second year in a row
- GP body says longer consultation times are needed to adequately treat complex illness
- Government developing 10-year primary care plan to improve Medicare delivery
But GPs say they're struggling to keep up with demand because mental healthcare is complex and often requires more time than a standard consultation allows. A survey of 1,200 GPs published today by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) found two in three doctors reported "psychological issues" as the most common ailment they now treated
25. New toolkit at Brisbane hospital reduces pain of opioid prescriptions
Sydney Morning Herald – 25 September 2019
Far fewer opioid-based painkillers have been prescribed in the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital emergency department following the implementation of a new framework for clinicians. The Opioid Prescribing Toolkit has been developed to reduce reliance on opioids by educating emergency department staff about strategies to manage pain.